not (one's) place (to do something)

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not (one's) place (to do something)

To not have the authority in one's role or status to do or say something. I know you're just trying to help, Mom, but it's not your place to discipline my kids. I know you're worried about your brother's marriage, but it's not your place to tell him how to live his life.
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not one's place

not one's role to do something. It was not my place to criticize my boss. It was not Bill's place to ask the questions; it's my project.
See also: not, place
References in classic literature ?
"I don't know where he is, sir; and if I did, it isn't my place to tell him to keep away," said Godfrey, moving towards the door.
It isn't my place to say a word outside the letter which I have handed to you.
"It isn't my place to discredit the unity it does promote," she wrote.